Sunday, November 29, 2009

50,000? You got 50,000 on Double Dragon?

This moldy old book has seen better days, but boy what an awesome movie! I couldn't tell you how many times I watched my copy of The Wizard as a kid... on Betamax... taped off TV... but knowing that number could help scientists explain why I am the way that I am. Such a great cast! And as far as hour and a half long toy commercials go, I don't know if it can get much better than this.

See the full "I Can Read Movies" Series gallery here

"I know what you were gonna do, and you can just forget about it. There is no way! I am NOT kissing a boy."

"A girl maybe?"

Saturday, November 28, 2009

A Question for Book Lovers

I have a lot of vintage books- some in better shape than others- and I'm curious about what folks do with their older dust jackets. Like do you keep brittle, less-than-mint jackets on the books, or store them separately? I was reticent to ask, since I don't want the news that I know how to read to get out. So shh.

ps - Har har har! Tweed book jacket, he says! What an hilarious intellectual joke. I just so happen to be tossing around some interesting concepts for foldable school textbook covers, actually. And when they come out, we're all going back to school, just for fun!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

When Dinosaurs Ripped the Earth sketch

Wiggity wack sketch for the Threadless Throwback challenge. Maybe paleontologists are digging up and dusting off this guy's bones. Or maybe some crazy museum curator set him up this way. Or maybe he should just be playing an electric guitar while big-tittied bikini-clad beach babes hang onto his rad skateboard for dear life. Or maybe I should forget about it and get back to doing real work. You never can tell with these things.

But I think we should all probably listen to Meat Loaf sing the gnarly Thrashin theme song in the meantime. Gleam that cube, Rexy!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Koko's Kitten (Christmas 2010)

Imaginary movie poster for the book I bought the other day. It's just for an open call. I've been sitting here nudging text all afternoon, but if I keep going I'll drive myself crazy. Does the layout look alright to you? I'm gonna polish it up one more time tomorrow, and then that's IT. Thanks for helping if you can, guys!

Sunday, November 15, 2009


G.E.O.D.E. is a state-of-the-art 1970s Exploro-Bot enlisted to help noted adventurer Professor Wellington and his team on their journey.

You guys gotta read Elio's awesome new comic here and participate by drawing your own adventurer to add to the team! It's a blast!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Koko's Kitten (1985, Hardcover)

Last week I was reminiscing about reading this book back in grade school, and I just HAD to have it. I loved the story of Koko and her kitten All Ball so much. I was so excited to find it in the mail today that I read the whole damn thing- like an IDIOT- even though I knew it had a truly sad ending. Anyway I'm just happy to have something I remember so fondly. "That chimp's alright! High five."

Also this is the original seller's photo from ebay because I don't have a camera right now.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Saved by the Bell Quiz: Question #23

I'm having trouble with this one. Can I copy off your paper?

Monday, November 09, 2009

Sometimes you feel like a nut! Sometimes you don't.

Almond Joy's got nuts, see, and Mounds doesn't. I tried my hand at a fun last minute candy-themed piece for an Uppercase Magazine call my friend Kate told me about, and it's makin me HUNGRY for coconut.

I'm an Almond Joy man, in case you were wondering. In fact, I think anybody who would actually prefer a plain old Mounds is nuts.

And the text is the awesome Ed Interlock from House Industries, which I modified a bit for my logos. I'm not crazy talented enough to dream up something so beautiful on my own (yet). The characters I fudged around, for better or worse: